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You don't need an envelope - these cards are intended to be sent as is. On the reverse of the card there is a blank area to the left: your message goes here. The address goes in the lined area to the right. The stamp goes in the top right corner above the address. Some cards have a rectangle printed there to indicate the right place. Your card has a ...


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A picture is worth a thousand words: If sending within the same country, you can omit the country name in the address. When sending to a different country, you can write the address (except the "Country" part) in the destination country language. To address the "Country" controversy that ensued in comments, I offer these guidelines from none other but ...


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Several shipping companies provide options for shipping to a branch for pickup with ID. You could check which one has a more convenient branch location for you. DHL has a stronger presence in Europe. DHL "Hold for Collection": At times, it can be easier to have your customer collect shipments from a DHL managed Service Point, rather than attempt a ...


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In most of the world, you can have letters and packages sent poste restante, addressed to an individual in care of a particular post office, to be held until the intended recipient visits to pick it up. In English-speaking Canada and the U.S., the service is also called general delivery; in Spanish-speaking countries it is also known as lista de correos. It ...


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You can send it "Poste restante" to the Post office in the airport. Just address it to: Mr or Mrs Firstname Lastname Poste restante 8060 Zürich The Post Office is located in arrivals 3, and is open every day with pretty long hours (7h30-21h00 Monday-to-Friday, 8h00-21h00 Saturdays and Sundays). Note however that this will probably work only if the parcel ...


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According to https://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immc1_008.htm (emphasis mine): All lines of the delivery address should appear in all capital letters. The city destination must appear in capital letters together with the correct post code number or delivery zone number, if any. The last line of the address must show only the country name, written in full (no ...


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Since 2007, I received 53 postcards from the US (via postcrossing). I live in Germany, so this is relevant to your question. The average travel time was 11 days, roughly 67% arrived within this time frame. The minimum was 3 days, the maximum 61. Of course, these are not 100% exact numbers - the "send" date is the day the sender got my address, not ...


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I used to do Postcrossing a lot a few years ago and I can tell you that the shipping times for unregistered mail are just plain unpredictable. Sometimes you can get a letter from the other end of the world in 1 week and sometimes it takes 40 days to get a postcard from a neighboring country. Obviously the median times follow a certain trendline, but you can'...


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It seems to be legal to send medication to visitors in Canada, under the circumstances you specified, but I'm currently unsure which company will actually do so. If all else fails, I suggest contacting the US embassy in Canada for specific recommendations. Visitors to Canada: Visitors to Canada may bring into Canada, on their person a single course of ...


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Last time I was in this situation I was careful enough to include the name of the house owner to the destination address (that's what c/o is for), so that the postman knows where to ring/in whose post box to place the package. Something like this will work: John Doe c/o Addams Family 0001 Cemetery Lane Chicago, US For completeness sake, the equivalent of c/...


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The situation is complex and quite variable. If the delivery is done by La Poste (the incumbent postal service), they usually have access to those mailboxes (they have the RFID equivalent of a master key, as well as master keys to open the mailboxes to deliver parcels in them, if they are standard mailboxes). The exception is if there’s a concierge, in ...


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In some countries, it's possible to have mail delivered to a larger post office, and collect it from there. The general term for this is Poste Restante (also used in English speaking countries like the UK), but in the USA is called General Delivery. Assuming the thing you order will be delivered by the USPS (and not a courier), by using a General Delivery ...


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It depends on the delivery service, and it depends on the package, and it depends on the location. We can't give you a definitive answer without more information about the apartment and how it is set up. Mail and packages are misdelivered all the time; there is certainly no law against it. In cases where delivery is direct to the recipient— the U.S. Postal ...


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The Universal Post Union (UPU, a United Nations agency for coordination of international mail delivery) recommends that the address should be written using Latin letters and Arabic numerals. The domestic part of the destination address should be formatted according to the rules of the destination country. The destination country should be on the last line, ...


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The customer service representative at FedEx had it right. Health Canada only allows specific entities to import prescription drugs. Source Your father would have been allowed to take up to 90 days supply with him, but he cannot import more drugs now that he's there. He would appear to have two options: find a Canadian doctor who can prescribe the ...


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I was in a situation where I had to mail in my passport for a visa - no problems for me. Allow an additional week in addition to the embassy's processing time, even if you choose next-day mailing options. Most importantly, use a reputable courier service (DHL/UPS/FedEx) with tracking capabilities. It's also likely that the embassy will require you to send a ...


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It's the red box by the "Odd size baggage" counter in the departure lounge


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You need someone to check your mail for you, so the most convenient option might simply be to use the mailing address of a close friend or family member whom you trust, ideally in the same province/state/region as where you lived before, in case it matters for certain things like driver's licenses and such. Alternatively, it might make sense to get a post ...


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A. You can turn it into a blank horizontal postcard by taking a blank white sticker and putting it on the lines. B. Put the address in such a way that it's distinct from the content. Remember that after all the people that handle the mail are people, they can process mail that doesn't fall exactly into predefined templates, but they will not get out of ...


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The only one I can find that still exists is Route 134, which runs Tongue-Talmine-Tongue-Lairg in Highland, Scotland. All other routes seem to have discontinued.


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Amazon has an option to deliver your packages to "relays" or "points de retrait" - usually gas stations and small shops can act like one, but there are dedicated places too. You get your package there free of charge, at the store's opening hours. You will need a valid ID to pick it up. If the item you want is not eligible for such delivery, you can usually ...


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It's the same deal in Japan, and for the same reason: those postcards aren't intended to be mailed, they're intended to be purchased as a pack and presented as a gift.. This is why they're unwilling to sell you a single cards, it would be like selling a single cup from a teapot set: who's going to want to buy it if there's one missing? Souvenir shops in ...


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It's called a Private Mail Box (PMB) They are run by private companies. The number one player in the field is The UPS Store,* however many smaller businesses also exist. Your address becomes Your Name Their Storefront address #123** (your unit number) Their town, ZC 12345 These differ from a Post Office mailbox in several ways: They are more ...


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There's no single answer to this, as different hotels have different policies. In general most hotels will be happy to store mail and small packages for you for a short time. Most will ask that you mark that fact you're a guest as a part of the address, and I've had at least 2 hotels that requested that my arrival date also be listed as a part of the ...


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I'd propose the "null hypothesis" that 2FABE has no special meaning, but that postal services may just handle postcards that don't have postage, either because they don't really check, or as a "tourist-friendly" policy. One could test this by sending a bunch of postcards, some marked 2FABE, some marked with other random sequences of characters, and some ...


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I would say that the international bit of the address (i.e. the country that you want to get to) should be in the language of the country you are sending from (so in this case, English), and the domestic bit (the actual street address) in the language of the country you are sending to (so Russian). Or put both. So a reversed example (from Russia to the UK) ...


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There are a lot of postboxes and post offices mapped in OpenStreetMap. Coverage and accuracy may vary, but I think it is generally pretty good for most of Western Europe. Considering just how many postboxes there are, and how spread out they can be in rural areas, there will be some missing from OSM. Depending on what sort of GPS device you are using, you ...


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Not sure about mailboxes themselves, but post offices, yes. Geonames is free, and in its datasets of POIs, check out the list of feature codes, specifically: S.PO post office a public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed Most post offices have mailboxes, so even if it doesn't cover every street corner mailbox, it's probably a ...


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In France there is no distinction between local and international stamps. All french stamps are created equal (except their value). You can put as many stamps as you want and you can put as much value as you want. You just need to put at least the required value to the destination.


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